Hoi AnVietnam

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Discover traditional Vietnam in Hoi An’s World Heritage architecture, colorful markets and vibrant fishing communities.

Hoi An offers an authentic taste of Vietnam as it once was. Situated 560 miles (900 kilometers) south of Hanoi, it’s considerably less westernised than the rest of the country, although still a popular tourist destination.

One of the city’s most popular attractions is Hoi An Ancient Town. This is a well-preserved historical trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Watch fish traders as they work from their boats on the dock or walk along the narrow alleys lined with rickety buildings. Japanese Bridge is one of the Ancient Town highlights. It stands as a symbol of Hoi An’s multicultural background, and a reminder of the skilled craftspeople who have lived here.

There is also considerable Chinese influence in Hoi An, most notably seen in the Quan Cong Temple. This elaborate shrine is dedicated to a great military general. Gilt statues, incandescent tiles and plumes of incense make it a particularly atmospheric place to visit. Wander down to the old docks and Hoi An Central Market for the sights, sounds and smells of a genuine Vietnamese market.

The center of Hoi An is small and easy to get around. Walking is a good option, although some prefer to use push bikes. These are cheap to rent and are convenient when traveling out to the countryside and coastline.

A popular excursion from Hoi An is to Cua Dai Beach. This picturesque stretch of beach has palms, golden sand and good options for dining. Take the short boat trip from Cua Dai Beach to explore the Cham Islands, a territory of protected forests and marine life.

Hoi An has a tropical climate. The temperature is pleasant enough throughout the year, reaching highs of around 95 F (35 C) in the summer. September through January is monsoon season and October and November are usually extremely wet.

Where to stay in Hoi An

Hoi An City Centre featuring cycling, street scenes and markets

Hoi An City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(141 area reviews)

Hoi An City Centre is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An.

Hoi An City Centre
Coach the sunset with the locals , after cruise back  by bike and stop off for a cheap massage! #waterlust #vietnam
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Cửa Đại

4/5Very Good!(37 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Cửa Đại is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Cua Dai Beach and Riverside Hoi An.

Cửa Đại
Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregation which includes a square or plaza, a temple or place of worship and a fountain

Minh An

4.5/5Wonderful!(39 area reviews)

Minh An is known for its stunning river views, and you can plan a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town and Hoi An Night Market while you're in town.

Minh An
Song Hoai Square showing a square or plaza, a small town or village and cycling

Cam Pho

4.5/5Wonderful!(51 area reviews)

The stunning river views and relaxing spas are top of the list for many visitors to Cam Pho. A stop by Hoi An Ancient Town or Riverside Hoi An might round out your trip.

Cam Pho

Top Hotels in Hoi An

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
4 out of 5
10 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoi An, Quang Nam
$52
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Museum of History and Culture and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town and Hoi An Market are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Beautiful spacious grounds and pool area. Nice breakfast with nice outdoor patio dining."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
5 out of 5
39 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam
$91
per night
Mar 23 - Mar 24

Located in the heart of Hoi An, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An, Hoi An Ancient Town, and Hoi An Night Market. Hoi An Market ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (437 reviews)

"Gorgeous property in the perfect location. Close to markets but far enough away that it's still feels quiet. This hotel is the tallest building in Hoi An with a beautiful rooftop pool! Truly exceptional!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
5 out of 5
Au Co Road, Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Free Cancellation
$100
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Offering direct access to the beach, this Cửa Đại resort is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Cua Dai Beach and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from An Bang Beach. Ba Le Market and Cam Thanh ...

4.4/5Excellent! (897 reviews)

"I liked everything about this property. I spent most of my time relaxing by the pool, sipping on drinks from the bar. Breakfast was plentiful and dinner was delicious."…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An

Popular things to do in Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An Ancient Town

4.5/5(520 reviews)

See anything from wooden pagodas to busy tailors in this beautifully preserved part of Hoi An, where different cultures and eras mix.

Cua Dai Beach
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Cua Dai Beach

4.5/5(109 reviews)

Hoi An’s local beach makes a refreshing change from the city, and the nearby Cham Islands are a great place for a day trip.

An Bang Beach
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An Bang Beach

4.5/5(184 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at An Bang Beach, a popular beach in Hoi An. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this culturally-rich area.

Hoi An Night Market
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Hoi An Night Market

4.5/5(149 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Hoi An Night Market, a favorite shopping spot in Hoi An. You can seek out the biking trails and local tours in this culturally-rich area.

Riverside Hoi An
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Riverside Hoi An

4.5/5(166 reviews)

Drink in the enchanting atmosphere of this waterfront district, which is famous for its centuries-old landmarks, markets and lantern festival. 

Hoi An Market
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Hoi An Market

4.5/5(304 reviews)

Buy fresh local produce, sample traditional street food and hone your haggling skills when you visit this loud, lively and colorful riverside market.

Top activities in Hoi An

HOI AN Group Tour / Daily departure from Da Nang
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HOI AN Group Tour / Daily departure from Da Nang

80% of travellers recommend
$60
Per adult
HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure
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HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure

$74
Per adult
Half-Day Hoi An City Tour
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Half-Day Hoi An City Tour

$30
Per adult
Marble Mountains & Linh Ung Pagoda from Hoi An
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Marble Mountains & Linh Ung Pagoda from Hoi An

98% of travellers recommend
$38
Per adult
Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant
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Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant

98% of travellers recommend
$45
Per adult
Private car transfer from Hoi An to My Son ( Round trip )
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Private car transfer from Hoi An to My Son ( Round trip )

$6
Per adult

Reviews of Hoi An

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
231
5 - Excellent 67.74193548387096%
4 - Good
100
4 - Good 29.325513196480937%
3 - Okay
8
3 - Okay 2.346041055718475%
2 - Disappointing
0
2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 0.5865102639296188%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

Amazing destination for leisure.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 4, 2020

Definitely worth the visit. I highly recommend biking around the rice paddies and vegetable gardens on the way to the beach.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 30, 2020

It's a magical place!

5/5 - Excellent

Deb

Jan 25, 2020

Be sure you know if you still by the beach its 3 miles to ancient town of Hoi An.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 23, 2020

It would have been better if we went during less crowded time to explore Hoi An ancient town.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 23, 2020

It would have been better if we went during less crowded time to explore Hoi An ancient town.

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